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The Bridge - Powered by Hope!


Karen Stern, Partner in Charge, Entrepreneurial Services Group, discusses the Brown Smith Wallace women’s initiative, The Bridge, in this month’s “Financial Fitness” column, as featured in Small Business Monthly.

On May 16, 2018, The Bridge: Connecting Women Leaders of Today and Tomorrow will feature guest speaker Teri Griege for a special presentation, “Powered By Hope!” Teri is a cancer survivor, Ironman, inspirational speaker and founder & CEO of the Powered By Hope Foundation. She is recognized as a leading expert on resilience, and through her inspirational story, Teri has developed all-purpose tools for battling adversity that are extremely impactful. “Everyone out there has their own cancer, whether it’s physical, mental, financial, emotional, whatever. The Ironman motto is ‘Anything is possible.’ I want the people I touch to know that anything is possible…powered by hope!” says Teri.

This will be the tenth event in The Bridge series. Started in 2014 by a committee of female leaders at Brown Smith Wallace, The Bridge is as an event series for professional women of all career stages. The Bridge is designed to be a vehicle for networking, fun and professional development, as well as provide an opportunity for growth for the next generation of female leaders. Past presentation topics have included things like conflict resolution strategies for women and assessing relationships that help support career growth. This special event series also includes The Bridge BOOtique, held each October. The BOOtique is an evening of shopping supporting local, women-owned businesses selling custom jewelry, clothing, home décor, specialty gifts, food and more.

The Bridge event, “Powered By Hope!” will take place at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet, and it will include a networking breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., with the presentation from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m.

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